“Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” Drop that quote in casual conversation and you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who didn’t get the reference. After all, Dirty Dancing pretty much owned 1987. Since then, all coming-of-age schmaltz masterpieces have stood on its buff shoulders. Sappy and formulaic though it was, the film struck a chord with movie-goers and left an indelible mark on pop culture forevermore.
Fans of the kitsch classic can now relive the story, and we’re not talking about the dreaded remake that, when it was announced several months ago, was met with jeers. No, we’re talking about a book. To commemorate the film’s 25th (!) anniversary, Lionsgate and Rizzoli have teamed up to release Dirty Dancing: A Celebration. With more than a hundred stills, quotes, recollections from the cast, and a foreword by screenwriter Eleanor Bergstein (on whose life the movie is loosely based), it’s like another steamy summer at Kellerman’s resort.
Start practicing your moves now; the book arrives in March. Visit Rizzoli